New structure widgets are available!

Tournaments organized on Toornament.com all come with a set of Widgets, for organizers to share their tournament information easily on any website.
Until now, available widgets were as follow:

  • Registration
  • Tournament
  • Schedule
  • Stage

We have drastically increased the number of widgets available, by adding all levels of structure to the widgets that you may now use. Indeed, you can now not only display a stage in a widget, but also a group, a round, a match or even a single game!

Group Widget – League of Legends Worlds 2018, Play-In Group Stage

Match Widget – FaceIT Major London 2018 Grand finals

FFA Game Widget – Fortnite Royal Rumble All Stars

These widgets will let you display what you deem the most interesting or important about your tournament, or share individual matches with your press services or other partners
To learn more about these new widgets, and how to use them, see our Widget Guide on the Help Center!

Toornament starts its localization project!

Democratization of esports means that more and more people get into it, and we want to make sure that Toornament, the most advanced technology for esports, is easily available to the majority of esports enthusiasts. This goes through providing an interface in several languages, and thus, we are starting a project to translate our whole environment.

First step will be to make the platform available in these languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

… with many more to come!

To that end, we want to call upon our amazing community’s knowledge, to create a foolproof Glossary of the technical terms used on the platform, so if you want to take part in this project with us, learn more about it in our Help Center article.

Forfeit and New Match Sheet

Matches on Toornament now accept “Forfeit” as a Match Result (in lieu of the usual “Win/Draw/Loss”), to handle the cases where participants are simply not there, or have to forfeit a match for whatever reason:

The option is available through a simple checkbox, in our new match sheet:

We have indeed standardized all match sheets across the website, so that the display is the same on all pages where match details are shown, and it’s now even easier to fill in results, scores and other information!

And to make sure Toornament remains the best tournament engine, the Forfeit has also been added to our advanced Points Attribution System, to let organizers completely configure the way their participants will earn points, or get penalized for their forfeits:

Best Case: PSG Esports International ’18 Coverage Page

The PSG.LGD team came to us with a simple, yet challenging task: they needed a way to feature their sponsors during the International 2018.
We offered to create for them a One-Page to gather all relevant information about the team and their performance in the tournament, all while showcasing their sponsors.

The PSG.LGD TI2018 Coverage Page was made possible thanks to our coverage of the competition and the Toornament API, which allowed for the full automation of the page to avoid mistakes and delays:

psg-lgd-coverage

If you are interested in talking to us about getting one of your own

Does the word “Blackout” ring a bell? CoD:BO4, Battlefield V, Soul Calibur VI and more are now available!

A whole lot of new disciplines are now available on the platform for you to organize tournaments! Some of them are well-known upcoming games, that we wanted to make sure would be available when the games released, others come from community requests. Here is the full list:

Artifact
by Valve (PC)

Battlefield V
by Electronic Arts & DICE (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Battlerite Royale
by Stunlock Studios (PC)

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
by Activision (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team
by KlabGames (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Corroded
by Encircle Games (PC)

Dying Light: Bad Blood
by Techland (PC)

Firewall: Zero Hour
by SIEA (PS4)

RaceRoom
by Sector3 Studios (PC)

Soul Calibur VI
by Bandai (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Super Mario Party
by Nintendo (Switch)

The Ultimatest Battle
by Ediogames (PC)

A few updates have also been made to existing disciplines:

Organizers and Participants, to your competitions!

The tournament playlists have been released in beta

We have released one of our latest features in beta for all of our Toornament Organizer Partners to use: the Tournament Playlist.

You may have seen some of these new things around on the blog already, after we developed it for the Quakecon 2018, especially in the Open Community Tournaments articles.
The playlists are available as public pages or via a widget:

This new feature is a step to help our Partners promote and share their tournaments with their community easily, so no participants shall ever miss a tournament by their favorite organizer!

Let’s wake you up before September ends!

We hope this new school year has been starting well for you all! Now that things have probably settled down a bit, it is time to get back to your favorite competitions, and start winning again! So check our selection of Open Community tournaments.

If you are in Germany, Austria or Switzerland, and would like to take part in a big Quake Champions tournament for a chance to qualify for the EGX Berlin, check the Quake Awoken Cup:

Else, here are a few other ones:

You are an organizer, and would like us to showcase one of your upcoming tournaments? Feel free to contact us on Twitter or Facebook, and come advertise it yourself on our Discord Server!

Evolution of esports prize money between 2015 and 2018

3 years ago, we published on this very blog an infographics on the Esports Economy, and especially the prize moneys awarded in the tournaments of the top esports titles.
It’s time to take stock of the situation, and see where we are at regarding tournament prize moneys.
Find a new interactive infographics, with the most up-to-date data available, along data compiled from 2015:

The Toornament platform is now fully responsive

Worldwide mobile usage is on the rise, and Toornament usage is no exception to this. We have recorded a huge increase in the number of users that visit the platform from their mobile device, and as such, the subject has become a priority of ours.
Yes we do have a Mobile App, but its traffic has not seen the same increase, and has been steady for a while, and we therefore opted for an all-responsive web design.

As of today, all of Toornament features are optimized for all devices you may have (just like the Organizer Dashboard has been for a while), from your desktop computer to your mobile phone, with laptops and tablets in between, directly on the website:

responsive

This will allow us to focus on what’s really important: updating the platform, and providing the best esports experience there is. Consequently, the Toornament Mobile App will be withdrawn from the stores in the upcoming weeks.

As always, your feedback and thoughts matter to us, so let us know what you think of these new designs, and how we may improve them for you!

Best Case: How Toornament supported the Quakecon 2018

The Quakecon is a huge LAN party happening every year, with thousands of players and even more visitors. For an event of this scale to run smoothly, everything must be prepared and handled with care, and that’s why Quakecon called upon Toornament expertise and experience to help them. Our knowledge and resources were geared towards the BYOC events, both the Battle of the BYOC semi-professional tournaments and the BYOC Community Tournaments held by the LAN players during the convention.


To achieve this, we set up several online consulting sessions with the Quakecon staff, and then sent our experts on site, to help both the Quakecon Staff and the Community. In parallel, we developed a new feature: the Toornament Playlist, that stemmed from their need to have a single display of all of their community tournaments. We also created specific guides and content for the players that would be at the convention.

The Toornament TV was also used extensively over the course of the event, to share results and relevant information about the tournaments to all people present.

We want to thank Quakecon for their trust, and congratulations for the great event, can’t wait to be next year for the Quakecon 2019!

If you want to work with us too, Contact Us!